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Question about Petatlán

by JeffMN ⌂ @, Minneapolis MN USA, Wednesday, April 05, 2017, 11:23 (173 days ago)

I'm writing a blog post about my recent jaunt down to Petatlán. Seems to me I read or heard, some years ago, that the church there is notable not just for housing the much-celebrated statue depicting Christ collapsing under the weight of the Cross, but also for its unique architecture. Something about its having been built of mammoth prefabricated pieces imported from Europe.
Anyone else know about this...or am I confusing this with another Mexican church?

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by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Thursday, April 06, 2017, 09:25 (172 days ago) @ JeffMN

The story I heard is a ship wreck sailor found a log and prayed to god that if he survived and made money he would build a church. The log that saved him is still in the church. The sailor did get rich and he built the church as he promised. There may be other fables to the building of the church.

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by dhunsber @, ¡Dondequiera que voy, estoy aquí!, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 09:42 (166 days ago) @ Paulf

The story I heard is a ship wreck sailor found a log and prayed to god that if he survived and made money he would build a church. The log that saved him is still in the church. The sailor did get rich and he built the church as he promised. There may be other fables to the building of the church.

I read this same story some years ago, either when we visited Petatlán or in doing a little research before our visit.

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by HolyMole @, Thursday, April 06, 2017, 14:57 (172 days ago) @ JeffMN

I'm writing a blog post about my recent jaunt down to Petatlán. Seems to me I read or heard, some years ago, that the church there is notable not just for housing the much-celebrated statue depicting Christ collapsing under the weight of the Cross, but also for its unique architecture. Something about its having been built of mammoth prefabricated pieces imported from Europe.
Anyone else know about this...or am I confusing this with another Mexican church?

Not confusing this with La Iglesia de Santa Barbara in Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur? Designed by Gustave Eiffel, its cast iron walls and roof were shipped from France to Baja.

I realize that Petatlan's church has some interesting history, but as church's go, it sure ain't very pretty.

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by JeffMN ⌂ @, Minneapolis MN USA, Thursday, April 06, 2017, 15:10 (172 days ago) @ HolyMole

THanks HM -- I may be confusing the Petatlán church with another one, but not that one. I agree, it's not my idea of beautiful architecture either.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa/Silver Strand Beach, California, Thursday, April 06, 2017, 18:45 (172 days ago) @ HolyMole

We had a place in San Jose del Cabo in the 80's, and ended up visiting that church a bunch of times in Santa Rosalia. Did homework, it's a fairy tail! Fun one, though.

Question about Petatlán

by HolyMole @, Thursday, April 06, 2017, 22:37 (172 days ago) @ Talley Ho

We had a place in San Jose del Cabo in the 80's, and ended up visiting that church a bunch of times in Santa Rosalia. Did homework, it's a fairy tail! Fun one, though.

We've been there a couple of times. I can't imagine sitting in a cast iron church on a frying-pan-hot Baja Sur summer day.